New publication: Visually provoking


Visually Provoking: Dissertations in Art Education is a dynamic collection of visually oriented research about current doctoral studies from international art educators in Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Portugal, Spain, and the United States of America.

Edited by Associate Professor Anita Sinner (Concordia University, Canada), Distinguished University Scholar and Professor Rita L. Irwin (University of British Columbia, Canada) and Professor Timo Jokela (University of Lapland, Finland), the aim of the collection is to open considerations and potentialities for different ways of doing art-based research. The authors propose that visual inquiry is an interruption, a forum to deliberate upon and to critically consider the pedagogic turn to art as research that is underway across disciplines.

Visually Provoking is intended to be a creative venue for innovative, experimental
scholarship that is visually refined, yet contextual, in the interplay of images, ideas, design and layout. Such work is integrative, blending textual-visual-sound-digital qualities to document, reflect and assess inquiry. Authors experiment with customary approaches to push the boundaries of scholarly conventions, appropriating terms, adapting the style guide and generating artful space as a distinction to traditional renderings.

The book comprises three sections predicated by ‘en,’ a prefix that resonates with concept creation underway in the chapters and which serves as an acknowledgement of the growing influence of post-qualitative dispositions, in particular, new materiality: Encountering, Enfleshing and Entangling.

The book is published by Lapland University Press, a university publisher established in 2005. Located in Rovaniemi, Finland, its mission is to increase awareness of Northern and Arctic issues, culture and arts.

Book details:

Visually Provoking: Dissertations in Art Education
Anita Sinner, Rita L. Irwin & Timo Jokela (eds.)
Lapland University Press, 2018
ISBN 978-952-310-937-7 (printed work)
ISBN 978-952-310-936-0 (PDF)

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More information:

Anita Sinner
Associate Professor
Department of Art Education
Concordia University, Canada

Rita L. Irwin
Distinguished University Scholar and Professor
Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education
University of British Columbia, Canada

Timo Jokela
Faculty of Art and Design
University of Lapland, Finland

Lapland University Press
University of Lapland, Finland

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